Aviation safety investigations & reports

Skydart 3, 10-336 (AUF), 4 km East of Anakie VIC, 26 February 1989

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot was conducting a cross country flight in company with a Thruster ultralight. Near their destination he lost sight of this aircraft. After several minutes of searching, he located the Thruster on the ground. However, during several low passes he could not see the pilot. Fearing for the pilot's safety he elected to land. Just as the Skydart was about to touch down the pilot saw some rocks ahead on the intended landing area. He applied full power for a go around but the left maingear leg hit a rock and was torn off. The pilot closed the throttle and landed adjacent to the other aircraft, which had also suffered landing gear damage during a forced landing. The other pilot was uninjured but had left the scene minutes earlier seeking assistance.

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General details
Date: 26 February 1989   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1806    
Location: 4 km East of Anakie    
State: Victoria    
Release date: 21 June 1989   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Aero Composite Pty Ltd  
Aircraft model Skydart  
Aircraft registration 10-336  
Serial number N/A  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Lovely Banks VIC  
Departure time 1750  
Destination Anakie VIC